Greetings students, faculty and staff to the 2012-2013 school year. I have the honor and privilege of serving you this year as the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper. The staff and I are here to serve as media liaisons between the university, students and community. As we use this medium to train as professional journalists, we will report and cover the city of Grambling with the best of our ability.
This year’s team consists of: Online Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Smith, News Editor Austin Richard, Voices Editor Kimberly Monroe, Art & Style Editor, Trent Brown, and Sports Editor Kevin Keise. Serving as the Assistant Sports Editor is Tierra Smith and the Photo Editors are Ciley Carrington and Katrina Harris. Evan Peters will serve as both design editor and production manager. With Candice Dixson taking the helm as business manager, Magazine coordinator Lacey Mayo and Editorial Assistants Lenore Jean-Baptiste, Diana Sepulveda and Henry Williams.
The new semester brings new ideas, also changes. We plan on giving the newspaper a completely new make over, some minor and some extensive. In hopes to publicize the achievements of students, faculty and staff, there will be a feature section dedicated to displaying outstanding Gramblinites. Readers can also expect a magazine publication in the near future.
The Gramblinite is an award-winning and student operated newspaper. We urge all students to join the newspaper and attend weekly meetings every Monday at 4 p.m. in the Washington-Johnson Complex in room 204.
Have a great semester and I ask that you all give the university, community and each other five things: love, respect, honor, loyalty and honesty.
Editor-in-chief Justin Madden is a senior mass communication major from Los Angeles.